Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Beautiful fall days

Loving exploring Fish Creek Park with our kiddos.





Monday, August 07, 2017

Summer fun

We spent a week, or there about in lovely British Columbia, primarily in the Central Kootenay region. It is quickly becoming a family favourite! This year we dragged Grandma and Grandpa with us and we also came home via the Crowsnest pass. It has been years since I had been through this area. Very enjoyable!

Here are few picts from our adventure.
















Friday, January 27, 2017

Because I do

I was listening to a speaker that I really enjoy, Michael Ramsden. Search him on YouTube, he's great. Anyhow, he made some comments that really resonated with me. He talked about how we are to love each other. He talked about how when your wife asks you "Why do you love me?" There is only one answer.

If you answer, "Because of how pretty you are... or your great sense of humour... or because you are giving... " These are all lovely attributes but they still have to do with what that person has to offer, not what you have to give. He said, the right answer is, "Because I do."

This really set me back on my heals. For years, in our most private moments, I would ask Wes. Why do you love me? And he would say, because I do.

I always felt that he wasn't digging deep enough. That he wasn't really thinking about all the things I do for him.

In that moment I realized that I was privileged to have a life partner who intuitively loves me the way God wants him to. He loves me the way God loves me, not because of what I do or who I am, but because he does. God loves us unconditionally! Truly. He loves us as we are, who we are because he is love.

Michael's thoughts caused me to see my husband a bit of a fuller light and for that I am truly thankful.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January blahs

Normally I find January a hard month. Its dark. There are no holidays in January. Its usually cold. I get bored. Then I start to wonder about life. You know the kind of self examination that never got anyone nowhere (just kidding)!!

It hasn't been an easy year for us. Thanks to the economic state in Alberta business hasn't been exactly booming for us. So we sit, white knuckled and try to see it all out. It lends itself to anxiousness which fits with my usual January angst.

The good new is that the weather isn't ghastly cold so far, fingers crossed. The kids are healthy. While Daddy may find it stressful to not have work stacked to the rafters, we are enjoying seeing more of him.

Our family does that dance, just like yours, finding balance and peace. Hard to do with a new puppy in the house.

We are always thankful for God's blessings. Including you, our friends!